Tanya Ramirez

Tanya Ramirez: Teacher Who Admits To Having Sex With Student Sues Teen’s Mother For Calling Her ‘Sexual Predator’

Tanya Ramirez, 31, was a teacher and coach at King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, until she was fired in 2014 for admitting to having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old student. The former teacher pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with the student, and was sentenced to seven years of probation and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine. She was also forced to surrender her teaching license in the process. However, she served no jail time and was not required to register as a sexual offender. Therefore, Ramirez is now suing the mother of the teen she had sexual relations with for calling her a “sexual predator” in the media, a claim that Ramirez says is false as she is not a registered sex offender.

The Daily Mail reports that 31-year-old Tanya Ramirez pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old male student at the King High School. The former teacher pleaded guilty to the charges in exchange for a lighter sentence that included seven years of probation but no jail time. Ramirez was also forced to pay a $4,000 fine and surrender her teaching license. Despite admitting to sleeping with the student, the plea deal with the prosecution did not require her to register as a sex offender.

Tanya Ramirez
Tanya Ramirez shared this photograph on Twitter. [Image via Twitter]

In addition to the 17-year-old student she admitted to having sexual relations with, Tanya was also accused of having a relationship with a second student to which she pleaded “no contest.” According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, the former teacher’s lawyer claims that despite Ramirez pleading guilty to improper relations with a student, she is not a sexual offender, as the teen boy was 17 at the time of the sexual encounters; therefore, under Texas law, he was legally an adult. The lawyer also pointed out that the student was not in the teacher’s classes at the time of their sexual contact; therefore, he was not her student any longer. However, the courts refused to dismiss charges simply because the student was no longer in Tanya’s classes and proceeded. As a result, Ramirez decided to take the plea bargain instead of moving forward with the trial.

“Ramirez’s lawyers have argued the initial charge is unconstitutional because the first student she is accused of having sex with was legally an adult and not her student at the time. Judge Nanette Hasette of the 28th District Court declined to dismiss the charge based on the argument.”

However, with the plea deal sealed and Ramirez remaining a free woman, she is now suing the teen boy’s mother for calling her a “sexual predator” in the media, which she said was “untrue” and “hurtful.” She is also looking into a potential “invasion of privacy” lawsuit against the teen boy for sharing video of their sexual encounter without her knowledge.

The teen’s mother admits that her son remained highly popular in school and is now attending college. She say he knows that what he did was wrong, and has no intention of ever repeating those mistakes, but she says that the teacher should never be allowed near teenage boys again.

“I know that what my son did was wrong, he knows that now, it won’t happen again, but what are they going to do to make sure that this woman will not sleep with another student?”

[Image via Nueces County Jail/Mugshot]

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